Event Profile

Unbundled Cost of Service and Rate Design - CANCELLED

September 25 — 26, 2019
DoubleTree City Center - Spokane
322 N. Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201 


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at 360-816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

Accounting and finance staff, policy makers, or any utility employee with an interest in ratemaking and/or cost of service analysis.

Course Overview:

This two-day class is offered as part of the NWPPA Utility Accounting and Finance Certificate Program. It provides an introduction to utility ratemaking and the potential impact to utilities in our restructured industry. Participants will develop an understanding of the theory surrounding unbundled rates and the development of unit costs by function (generation, transmission, distribution, etc.), customer class, or rate schedule. Rate design in a competitive environment will be a key topic covered in the course.

A demonstration of the cost of service calculation spreadsheet will be held on day two. This complex tool will allow you to enter a variety of variables or scenarios specific to your utility and is quite capable of guiding your ratemaking process.

Course Instructors:

Russ Schneider, Gail Tabone, and Steve Andersen, EES Consulting, Inc.

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on day one, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days. Lunch, as well as refreshment breaks, will be provided on both days.

Course Location & Hotel Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 455-9600

Room rate: $133 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 23, 2019, to secure this rate. Call reservations, 800-757-6131 and ask for the NWPPA Unbundled Cost of Service Group rate, or use this link to book online: http://group.doubletree.com/NWPPA_UnbundledCostofService

Course Fees:

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy one registration, get the second 50% off.

To receive this discounted rate, please contact Jenny Keesey at jenny@nwppa.org or (360) 816-1458 for details.

Utility Member Early Bird (extended through 9/25/2019): $940
Utility Member Standard: $1,015

Associate Member Early Bird (extended through 9/25/2019): $1,410
Associate Member Standard: $1,485

Non-member Early Bird (extended through 9/25/2019): $2,820
Non-member Standard: $2,895

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for 12 continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.